Makenna Stambaugh

Makenna Stambaugh

The missing teen has been found safe, according to a news release from the Frederick Police Department. (Update 11:25 a.m. Thursday)

Original story below:

Frederick police are asking for help locating a 17-year-old girl who was reported missing earlier this week, according to a department press release.

Makenna Stambaugh was last seen Monday at about 9 p.m. after getting a ride to the 1400 block of Heather Ridge Drive, according to the release. While police do not have reason to believe Stambaugh is in danger, and her case was not considered critical, Michele Bowman, a department spokeswoman, said the department wanted to make sure she was safe.

"It sounds like she went somewhere with a friend, got out of the car and didn’t come back, so we’re hopeful that she’s still in the area and will come forward," Bowman said. 

Stambaugh was last seen wearing pajamas of an unknown color, according to the release.

Anyone with any information regarding Stambaugh's whereabouts is asked to call Detective Tyler Deatrich at 240-549-4541, or the Frederick Police Department at 301-600-2102. Tips can also be left anonymously by calling the department's tip line at 301-600-8477 (TIPS), texted to 240-674-8477 (TIPS) or sent via email to

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Jeremy Arias is the Frederick city and government reporter for The Frederick News-Post.

(8) comments


As I stated yesterday, she has been located, and is ok.

It’s says under the comment rules to be proactive. It says to share information. Why do you folks keep deleting my posts??


Call the FPD and ask if you don’t believe me.

And update the story.

Thank me later.

Kelly Q Alzan



FWIW, I am receiving your deleted posts via email. I see nothing wrong with them.

We would have fewer of these issues with a forum run by stable geniuses like you and I. [cool]

Seriously, I'm thinking about creating a forum with a focus on FNP stories.

I honestly do appreciate the effort the FNP employees put into the comment section. Many papers have deleted them entirely, or require that people identify themselves. Moderating is a thankless job, and generally I think the FNP employees do it well.

That said, in addition to the occasional issues with over-zealous mods -- like recently when an ENTIRE THREAD was deleted because of one or two trolls' comments -- there are the multiple "user friendliness" issues with this platform. One example (of many) is no private messaging. If anyone here would like to discuss -- for example -- creating a forum, we can only do so here.


So many aspects here.

I don’t know if a reader was reporting my comments or if FNP staff was deleting my comments on their own. Frederick County isn’t that big. Some of us do know who is who and do know people in the county. I have teenagers. I would never, ever, comment with false and misleading information regarding missing children.


I don’t think comments should be deleted unless they are in the extreme. Routine insults and name calling should be left on to show how ignorant and angry some people are. I think that the BTT(BullyTagTeam) Members sometimes delete their own comments if they get too much ridicule.


I don't doubt that for a second.

In this case, a potential problem might have been that if the people at the FNP *don't* know who you are -- or even if they do -- they would need to confirm that your posted info is accurate.

IOW, nothing personal, just the FNP staff being responsible.

Either that or they're out to git ya! [cool]

Comment deleted.

It was the WAY you said it. [wink]

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